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explosion is now out. but the work is far from over. streets are blocked off from the scene on duboce where we find anne makovec in the mission district where pg&e is working to restore power to thousands of customers. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. we have not gotten an estimated time that the lines are going to be fixed. we in there was significant damage from the transformer fire overnight. you can see here on this block of duboce behind me, which is between stevenson and valens yeah, the street lights are out and power to most of the buildings on this block also out right now as pg&e tries to assess the damage and get power restored. tank a look at these pictures from earlier though. we had a transformer that exploded and was burning really like a tiki torch for almost two hours after it blew up about 3:30 in the morning knocking out power to about 2400 people here in san francisco's mission. firefighters just had to stand by and allow that to burn
because it would have been dangerous obviously to try to go up and fight that fire not knowing whether or not the lines still had juice to them. so it took pg&e a while to make sure that all the lines were shut down. then instead of the fire department putting out the fire, pg&e actually did it, itself with a carbon dioxide extinguisher and firefighters say they would prefer to let pg&e deal with fires that are around their lines because it's obviously a dangerous situation. so the fire is out. we know that there was significant damage to the wooden pole and also to the wire and some of them in danger of falling down. so all of that needs to be assessed before duboce is reopened this morning. back to you guys. >> thank you, anne makovec in san francisco. also developing, a home and an art gallery went up in flames early this morning. but a big piece of artwork actually threw off firefighters for a while gil diaz is live in
berkeley to explain. >> hi, elizabeth. good morning. when you first arrive at the house what strikes you as odd is it looks likele tail end of a plane is sticking out of the home's roof as if the plane crashed into the roof. well, the assistant fire chief told us the first responders told us it was odd and they realize what they were dealing with was an artist gallery and that's what it called the gate 13 gallery on page street between 4th and fifth streets. the fire broke out around 3:00 this morning. the duplex and the owner of the duplex says he was asleep but was woken up by someone ringing the doorbell. and when he looked out the bed room window he realized that there was a fire on the east side of his property. the fire was tearing through what he described as a wooden storage room where the put some of their paintings and other artworks also some gardening tools. the owner was concerned that his paintings more than 30 of them may have been history since they were stored in another room right next to the
fire. >> what the firearm has told me, that they had moved a lot of the sculpture and a lot of the paintings out of the way and it didn't appear that anything was damaged. so that made me feel good. >> the cause of the fire is still under investigation. the owner of the gallery tells me that he has been here for about 30 years and this is the first fire that's ever erupted on his property. the assistant fire chief tells us that one of the challenges for her crews was that because the 30 years that he has been here he has built other studios on the property. so they had to deal with a lot of different structures. but yeah, it looks like the cause is still under investigation. but the big mystery of course, elizabeth, is who was ringing the doorbell that woke up those residents. back to you. >> okay, gil diaz live in berkeley this morning, thanks, gil. it's been a busy overnight for firefighters all over the bay area. in oakland, a knocked-over oil lamp is blamed for an apartment fire there this morning on 37th street right there near san pablo avenue. firefighters say a man was
reaching for the lamp when he accidentally knocked it over setting curtains on fire. he then tried to put out the fire but was overwhelmed. he started banging on the walls to alert the neighbors. four people are homeless. no one was injured. a homicide in the berkeley millions this morning. that murder suspect is heading to court. 67-year-old peter cukor was beaten outside his home on saturday night. the murder weapon a large garden pot. the police response was delayed because of a nearby "occupy" protest. another court appearance today for the sheriff of san francisco. this is a pretrial conference in the domestic violence case against ross mirkarimi. he is accused of mistreating his wife in the presence of their 2-year-old son in an incident that allegedly left a bruise on her arm. he has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the case. that trial is set to begin on
friday. we are a half hour away from the opening bell and, of course, all eyes are on the dow this morning after it hit a major milestone. [ bell ] >> the dow crossed the 13,000 mark yesterday for the first time since 2008 but it ended up closing at 12,965. stock futures slipped overnight after reports showed european manufacturing output shrank last month. now investors are setting their sights on the all-time high set in october 2007. let's go live to chopper 5. we understand that it is over some sort of police activity. you can see some cars down there some police cars. all we know is this is in oakland at 44th and telegraph. we are still trying to confirm what they are responding to. we do know that they are very busy in this area. again a live look from chopper 5. 44th and telegraph. we'll check in with the police find out what's happening and deliver you the information.
but first, weather. >> yeah. we're talking weather and expecting a nice day across the bay area. right? >> probably the best weather of the week, yeah. yesterday wasn't bad but today we'll get things going with temperatures in the mid-70s in some spots outside right now. still a couple of patches ground fog to begin the day and high clouds drifting overhead. otherwise a nice mild start to the day. temperatures in the 40s and 50s already. by the afternoon, it's going to be one of those gorgeous days as these temperatures are running well above average, usually in the low 70s at this time of year. by the afternoon, up into the mid-70s, a good 8 to 13 degrees above average in the latter part of the day. and not expected to stop here. more warm weather on the way as we head in toward thursday. starting to cool down with patchy fog and sea breeze on friday and much cooler temperatures over the weekend. we are going to head right out to highway 24. just checked in with chp and they change the direction of the accident. it's eastbound 24 at pleasantville road. the left lane may be blocked.
maybe affect the off-ramp. so you might see slight delays there. westbound commute direction problem-free no delays all the way along 24 towards caldecott tunnel. metering lights on at the bay bridge toll plaza. we did have an earlier stalled vehicle on the upper deck near the center anchorage that's being cleared but traffic is starting to stack up at the pay gates. still easy ride into san francisco and street closures remain duboce from mission to elgin park for that ongoing transformer fire. more details on mass transit coming up. we have developing news out of syria. the latest on an attack that killed two journalists. >> plus the search for victims of the speed freak killers. the new push to et get fbi involved and what dna results just uncovered. a petite powerhouse, what this bay area mom has done that only four other women in the world have managed to accomplish. when we come back.
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this is at 44th and telegraph in oakland. what we do know is that there are possible lane closures in the area. so again, 44th and telegraph, some sort of police activity. we are checking in to find out what's happening in that area. and new this morning, we have two western journalists dead after violence in syria. one of them is an american marie colvin. there she is. she is in her 50s and has been a foreign correspondent for the london sunday times for about two decades. in 2001, she lost an eye while covering unrest in sri lanka. the other victim was a french photo journallities. a bounty hunter is urging the sheriff in san joaquin county to bring in fbi teams to search for more victims. "speed freak" killers as dna results confirm that two sets of remains belong to two people killed by wesley shermantine. the killer alleges more murder victims are buried under two wells. one of them, he says, contains at least a dozen bodies. a woman accused of driving the get why way car for her
stabbing suspect son is do you in a san jose courtroom today. margaret juanita suazo was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. and her 15-year-old son was taken into custody as a juvenile. police say last thursday she drove her son to the city's east side to look for a 13-year- old boy. they spotted him and the two boys exchanged gang-related words. investigators say suazo as son then jumped out of the car, tackled the 13-year-old, then stabbed him. police are also looking into the possibility of a second juvenile suspect. 6:12 now. fighting back against big banks. the new push to protect you from those expensive overdraft fees. >> and one man's steaming mad after he didn't get hired at starbucks. why the coffee giant is now being sued for discrimination. a little slushy in the high country today if you are planning to ski but this weekend things are going to change of the storm clouds likely to move back in. at least a chance of snow northstar, looking at 34" for base there, squaw valley also a chance of snow, especially on
>> here's a check on some of today's top stories. pg&e used an specker to knock out a fire -- extinguisher to knock out a transformer fire. 2300 people lost power. streets have still blocked off at duboce. berkeley firefighters saved art from a burning building. the cause of the art gallery fire on page street is still under investigation. and rick santorum can expect attention this evening as the republican presidential contenders debate in mesa, arizona. it will be the first debate with santorum leading national polls. that's a status that tends to draw heavy criticism. a small earthquake shaking the north bay early this morning. the epicenter was near healdsburg in sonoma county. the quake hit around 2:35 with a magnitude 2.7. it was felt but no damages or injuries reported. big story is warm weather. >> love to get rain in but if you can't have the rain, might as well as be nice. that's what we're going to get today, plenty of sunshine coming our way and those
temperatures are going to be heating up. plenty of sunshine this afternoon, temperatures above average, continued dry weather. that strong ridge of high pressure continuing to build in today. warm temperatures to the coast. 8 to 13 degrees above average for this time of the year. so if you are head around the state looking very nice. 55 degrees in lake tahoe. 62 degrees into monterey bay. around our bay looking great. plenty of sunshine mid-70s into san jose. 69 in san mateo. east bay temperatures up into the mid-70s, as well. as you get inside the bay look good. plenty of sunshine this afternoon. next couple of days nice, plenty of sunshine, warm temperatures, sea breeze
kicking in as we head in toward friday. bringing back from cooler temperatures with low clouds and fog toward the coastline and then looks like much cooler temperatures over the weekend. as high pressure gets out of the way so the temperatures going to come way down. it will be breezy over the weekend, as well. so enjoy the sunshine while we have it. next few days spectacular. >> not fantastic? >> spectacular. >> a little more muted today. >> just keep it at yeah. >> keeping it with the ladies. >> check in with gianna now for a look at the traffic. >> wish i had good news like lawrence does. things are stack up at the bay bridge toll plaza compliments of a breakdown at treasure island. slow through there as well as approaching the pay gates backed up beyond the 880 overpass and metering lights are on so slow as you head through there. golden gate bridge too no problems. clear all the way into san francisco. mass transit a good choice this morning. all trains 40-plus trains on time for bart, ace, muni, caltrain, ferries, no delays to
report right now. just checked in with chp on this accident eastbound 24 no delays to report lots of green on the censors clear at highway 24 westbound no delays toward the caldecott tunnel. but extra volume so you might want to give yourself extra time of the extra time needed along the altamont pass. typical slow conditions westbound 580 heading towards 680. most of the delays coming out of the altamont pass. westbound 4 also slow typical as well for this time of the morning sluggish around somersville, lone tree, that area. nice along the peninsula, no delays north 101. heading to sfo traffic cruising along. 92 clear no delays on the san mateo bridge. traffic looking good through there. and the south bay 101, clear also. northbound 280 as you headed through downtown san jose. also checking in problem-free this morning. remember kcbs once you do hit the roads. they're our radio partners. and you can find them at 740-am and 106.9-fm.
that's a look at the morning drive. back to you. >> thank you. we get a murder-suicide outside a sacramento utility district and it may have started with a fight. officers told the "sacramento bee" that someone shot a man and a woman in the parking lot last night and then the man turned the gun on himself. both men died at the scene. the woman is expected to survive. officers say that the men did not work for the utility district. and it looks like pg&e will pay a $3 million settlement concerning the san bruno pipeline explosion in 2010. the utility and state regulators had agreed last year on the settlement for a pg&e failure to produce pipeline safety records. the fine had been challenged. but now the "chronicle" reports it has been revived. big banks are the target of the first investigation by the government's new consumer watchdog agency. the consumer financial protection bureau is launching a probe into overdraft fees charged by banks. the investigation could lead to
new rules or to lawsuits as banks are accused of violating customer laws. maybe fewer atm fees? that would be nice. >> nice. >> they seem to be going up. i paid $3 the other day. >> i keep seeing fees on my bank statement. starbucks sued by a man who was not hired. >> why he claims the company singled him out. >> and she is a bay area mom that you definitely don't want to mess w the global recognition she is getting in the world of martial arts. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
are taking their case back to the same court that just struck it down. in a split decision earlier this backers of california's same-sex marriage ban are going back to the same court that struck it down. in a split decision, a federal panel said prop 8 i unconstitutional. they are asking the court to review the ruling. the move means that same-sex marriage are on hold at least until the court decides whether to revisit the case. it's now 6:24. a one armed man has sued starbucks for not hiring him. a san diego cafe rejected his application to be a barista. the manager told the job applicant that the coffee syrups were placed too high for him to access. the man used to be a bartender and says he didn't even get a chance to explain his capabilities. starbucks says his application was considered and disputes his
version of the story. martial arts masters in japan are going to be honoring an east bay woman in may. that is when pat hendricks will receive her 7th don in aikido. she has traveled to japan to complete her black belt test. >> 7th don that you've given so much to the haikido world, you have been' leader in a greater sense. >> she started practicing this martial arts form 30 years ago. >> good exercise. "linsanity" is now on the auction block. >> the jersey that jeremy lin wore against the lakers has been sold online for more than $42,000. the winner gets the autographed jersey, four knicks tickets and a meet and greet with a palo
alt native. all the money goes to charity. lin scored 38 points against the lakers on february 10. time now 6:26. wall street hits a major milestone. >> but this morning why things aren't looking as good. plus, pieces of art destroyed in a fire. how the homeowner may have saved several lives. power is still out for dozens of san franciscans after a transformer blew up and caught fire overnight. the latest live from the scene coming up. thought yesterday was nice? wait until today. these temperatures are going to be something else. we'll talk about it next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. we're just seconds away from the opening bell on wall street. here's a live look. stock futures are down this morning. investors are worried after getting details of the greek bailout plan. the dow hit 13,000 yesterday for the first time in 4 years. it was a big day.
coming up we'll have jason brooks with more on today's trading. good morning it's wednesday, february 22. i'm grace lee. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. time now 6:30. we have an update to our developing news in san francisco. the power is back on for about 3,000 customers in the mission. >> yeah. overnight a transformer explosion caused a fire. that fire is now out. and our mark mac is in the mission district where pez is still on scene. >> reporter: good morning. they could be for hours today. 130 pg&e customers are still without power here in the neighborhood of duboce avenue and it could be around dinnertime before this power is actually restored. they are not sure how long it's going to take. there was significant damage done to some pg&e equipment after a transformer fire overnight. check out this video we shot at around 4:00 this morning. that is when a transformer blew and it was lit up like a tiki torch for almost two hours.
firefighters were not able to go up there and put that fire out because it was too unsafe. they didn't know what the status was of the lines and whether or not there was still power running through them. so it took pg&e a while this shut down the power to the area. and that is when about 2400 people were without power -- or 2400 customers, rather, were without power in the mission district. once pg&e shut off the line, pg&e crews themselves actually went up and put out the fire with a carbon dioxide extinguisher. they could not use water because of the oil in the transformer lines. once pg&e put out the fire, they started the process of assessing the damage to their lines and it was significant because we had not only the transformer that blew and was on fire, that fire spread to the line, and to the poll, as well. so they have some work to do. only 130 customers affected at this time. back to you guys. >> thank you, anne makovec live
in the mission district. let's get an update on developing news in, uhm, oakland. let's go out to gianna, i go he is, chopper 5 is over the scene now. >> reporter: we have been monitoring this situation. we just got some new information. so police are searching for a suspect in the oakland area. this is near 44th and telegraph avenue. this is video from chopper 5 that we shot moments ago of the area. there are streets closed around the area. this is 44th street right at telegraph avenue. we also learned that streets near there as well as a jack-in- the-box has been shut down for right now as they search for the suspect. officers are going door to door in the area. so again, this is 44th street at telegraph avenue. we'll continue to keep you updated. right now let's get updated on traffic conditions as you work your way towards the bay bridge, live look from chopper 5. you can see traffic backed up all the way into the maze at this point. metering lights are on a slow ride off the eastshore freeway,
as well. traffic is sluggish toward the incline also. better news along highway 4. a little better conditions this morning. 580 a little sluggish westbound altamont pass to 680 slow and g westbound 24, no delays through the caldecott tunnel. sluggish approaching the maze. a rude awakening for the owners of an art gallery in berkeley. a neighbor rang the doorbell to tell the homeowners to get out quick. four people were displaced. firefighters were able to save sculptures and paintings from that burning gallery. the homeowner has dog bit a firefighter. it was a minor bite. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. in oakland four people are homeless after an apartment fire this morning on 37th street right there near san pablo avenue. firefighters say a man was reaching for an oil lamp when he accidentally knocked it over
setting curtains on fire. he then tried to put out the fire himself but was overwhelmed. he started banging on the walls to alert his neighbors. no one was injured. 6:34 now. the suspect in saturday's murder in berkeley is scheduled to be arraigned today. in the meantime, the victim, 67- year-old peter cukor was apparently beaten to death outside his home by a large ceramic pot as the murder weapon. a berkeley city council member wants an investigation into the police response to the case. police say they got a nonemergency call about a suspicious person at 8:45 saturday night and didn't respond at the time because officers were busy with a protest march. around 9:02, cukor's wife called 911 about the assault and that got police rolling. the first officer arrived within five minutes. other officers were there soon after that. by 9:22, the suspect was in custody. the sheriff of san francisco is due in court today. this is for a pretrial conference in fact domestic violence case against him.
ross mirkarimi is accused of mistreating his wife in the presence of their toddler son in an incident that allegedly left her arm bruised. he pled not guilty to all charges in the case. the trial is set to begin friday. a san jose woman is due in court today accused of driving the getaway car for her 15-year- old son who is suspected of stabbing another teen. margaret juanita suazo was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and her son taken into custody as a juvenile. she allegedly drove her son to the east side last thursday specifically to look for a 13- year-old boy. they spot him and the two boys exchanged gang-related words. investigators say suazo's son jumped out of the car and stabbed the 13-year-old. the victim's wounds are not considered life-threatening. police are looking into the possibility of a second juvenile suspect. 6:35. going to be warming up today. wonder if lawrence will be out and about taking advantage of the weather? >> absolutely! on days like today, this is
something else around the bay area. >> yardwork. >> i'll be out there doing all kinds of things. hey, folks, heading out today, it's going to be one of those gorgeous days with high pressure overhead. beautiful start to the day. you see the nice colors as the sun is about to come up and a few high clouds drifting overhead. we have had reports of a couple of patches of ground fog as well. temperatures mild right now with that ridge overhead. 40s and some low 50s right now. but by the afternoon, what a day it is going to be. these temperatures soaring up into the mid-70s into the santa clara valley. about 76 in morgan hill. 74 in san jose. lots of 70s in the east bay, as well. and even inside the bay you will find beautiful temperatures 71 in oakland about 70 in alameda and 69 in san francisco. don't want to stop here, going to continue almost a carbon copy tomorrow. temperatures warm and well above average. we'll see a sea breeze kicking in on friday that will bring with it cooler temperatures with patchy fog at the coastline. much cooler heading into the weekend. that's the latest. back to you. >> thank you. we have some big
expectations from wall street investors after the dow passed that 13,000 mark. let's go live to the big board and see how it's doing, just down slightly 3 points. yesterday's milestone is the first one since 2008. the index stay closed at 12, 965 or just below that now. investors are setting their sites on 14, 1 64 the all-time high setback in october of 2007. new this morning, two western journalists were killed today in syria when rockets hit the home they were in. one victim was american marie colvin. she was a foreign correspondent for london's "sunday times." for nearly two decades. an attack in sri lanka in 2001 cost her an eye. the other journalist killed today was a photographer from france. meanwhile, violent protests over the burning of muslim books have left at least five people dead and dozens more
injured in afghanistan. the u.s. embassy in kabul is now on lockout as anti-american demonstrations continue. u.s. leaders apologized for the burning of books including korans pulled from a detention center library near an air because because they contain extremist messages or inscriptions. the republican candidates of presidents may be suffering from the criticisms of each other. a new poll pits each of the four against president obama in a november scenario. they ran the numbers. the president holds an 8-point lead over mitt romney, a 9- point lead over rick santorum, and leads both ron paul and newt gingrich by 10 points. santorum is leading his republican rivals in the latest national primary polls. that will likely make him a target this evening as the four gop contenders gather in arizona for a cnn debate. meanwhile several online publications have released audio of santorum speaking at ave maria university in florida back in 2008. and it included a scenario of a
spiritual war in which satan attacks the u.s. >> and the father of lies has his sights on what you would think the father of lies satan would have his sights on, a good, decent, powerful, influential country. the united states of america. >> santorum responded in a statement that read in part, quote, if they want to dig up old speeches of me talking to religious groups, they can go ahead and do so but i'm going to stay on message. the san jose city council may tone down a june ballot measure that aims to save the city money on employee pensions. councilmembers approved wording for the measure in december. yesterday city manager deborah fagone suggested they make changes before the march 9 deadline. those changes would reduce additional amounts that city workers would have to pay towards their pensions and improve benefits for newly hired workers. the san jose earthquakes could get a big step closer to building their new soccer stadium near mineta
international airport. of the city planning commission is expected to take a final vote this evening on whether to approve that development plan. the commission has to determine if the plan addresses noise, traffic, other concerns of people who live nearby. team owner lew wolff hopes that stadium can open in time for the 2013mls season. a debate over diet pills. >> the major fda decision today involving a bay area company. >> and adele is answering to her critics. her obscene gesture at an awards show. >> the market just opened about 10 minutes ago. let's take a check on the early numbers. and like we have been anticipating everything is down. the dow is down slightly about one point. coming up, we'll get an update from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks. ,,,,,,,,,,
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remember what happened there one year ago today. of welcome back, 6:43. people in new zealand are pausing to remember what happened there one-year-old today. they observed a moment of silence in christchurch today. a massive earthquake devastated the city last year. 185 people died. today hundreds of wrecked buildings are still waiting for demolitions so that reconstruction can begin. there she goes! a bridge was demolished in
dramatic fashion in ohio. explosives were set up to blow up the bridge crashing it into the river in a matter of seconds for a "blowed up." the demolition happened without any problems. the 83-year-old bridge was closed down two years ago because of bad conditions. we have more questions about a cannonball mishap that may come up tonight during a "mythbusters" event in dublin. >> they are speaking at dublin high as part of national engineers week. school raiders say they expect some to ask questions -- school leaders say they expect to ask questions about what happened last december. a failed experiment at a bomb range shot a cannonball into a neighborhood damaging homes and a parked van. we want to check in with gianna for a look at our roads. getting busy. >> it is getting busy. in fact, on the freeways as well as surface streets. we are going to show you video we took a little while ago from chopper 5 on the situation happening in oakland right now. 44th street at telegraph remains shut down as police search for a suspect. they are going door to door. they have shut down a business
in the area, a jack-in-the-box. we have gil diaz live at the scene and he is going to bring us more information about what's happening in the area. over to our maps right now, this incident is not too far from highway 24. the good news, it's not affecting the freeway there but not too far from there. westbound 24 getting sluggish approaching the caldecott tunnel this morning but that's typical at this time. westbound 80 also slow and go as well as the altamont pass. if you are heading through the east bay, in fact, we'll show you conditions coming off the eastshore freeway towards the bay bridge toll plaza. 24 minutes now from the carquinez bridge to the maze. metering lights are on. you're backed up all the way into the maze at this point. slow up the incline, as well. not too bad though once you get into san francisco off the upper deck of the bay bridge. westbound 580, 24 minutes from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. lots of yellow there on our sensors. so slow an go conditions westbound 4 sluggish typical this time of the morning. 880 a bright spot. northbound not too bad. delays at the maze. southbound 880 sluggish approaching the san mateo
bridge. it looks like 880/237 connector loading up. give yourself some extra time. that's your morning drive. for much better news, here's lawrence. >> gianna, a great day to take a cruise around the bay area, lots of sunshine, beautiful conditions to the coastline as we head into the afternoon. a few high clouds moving across our skies this morning and reports of a couple of patches of fog but that's going to be long gone as we look toward the latter part of the day and these temperatures running well above average into the afternoon. boy, this is going to be something else over the next couple of days. high pressure building in. those offshore winds now blowing. that means we have some great weather coming our way even out at the beaches. it is going to be very mild this afternoon as these temperatures are running a good 8 to 13 degrees above the average. traveling around the state a good day to do it. lots of sunshine into the central valley, 70s into sacramento and also fresno. very spring-like conditions as you head to the sierra nevada. 55 degrees in lake tahoe and near 70 into monterey bay. we'll have plenty of 70s around the south bay today. plan on 74 in san jose.
74 in milpitas and about 69 degrees in san mateo. mid-70s in much of the inland valleys by the afternoon. about 75 degrees in napa. 75 also in livermore and about 76 degrees in pleasanton. sunshine continuing inside the bay about 71 in oakland. 70 in alameda. and 69 degrees in san francisco. next couple of days will be the best of the week. then we start to cool things down. temperatures dropping off more of a sea breeze kicking in on friday. that means more low clouds and fog come our way too much cooler temperatures breezy conditions as we head in toward the week. that's the latest weather, guys. back to you. the government's new con super watchdog has -- consumer watchdog has its eye on big banks. here's jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the consumer financial protection bureau is going to look at big banks and how they deal with overdraft fees typically between 25 and $35. they want to know how consumers
are impacted, how those fees are marketed, and what kind of information is made available to consumers. now, a number of banks have been involved in overdraft fee settlements and lawsuits. b. of a. last year settled for over $400 million. jpmorgan chase just a little while ago settling for more than $100 million. wells fargo currently appealing a more than $200 million ruling against it regarding overdraft fees. microsoft busy with its legal staff in europe. it's lodging a formal complaint with the european union's main regulator over motorola mobility claiming that the company is using its patent rights to block microsoft and other companies from using standardized technology to connect their products to the internet. apple also recently longed a formal complaint -- lodged a formal complaint against motorola mobility for the same principles a couple weeks ago. motorola mobility is being bought by google. eu along the with u.s. approved the deal still needing approval
from a couple of other places, china, taiwan and israel. stocks flat after the dow briefly touched 13,000 yesterday since april 2008. it will need help to get there today. right now the dow is down by under a point. it's sitting about 35 points shy of 13,000. nasdaq is down about 3 points. s&p giving up one point. back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. there could be a decision today on whether to make three different diet drugs available to americans. the u.s. food and drug administration will hear from three california companies. they all have obesity drugs that are being considered for approval but they all have serious side effects. the "mercury news" reports a company from mountain view is one of the companies going before the fda today. a new study suggests that women are more likely than men to have no chest pain or discomfort after having a heart attack. u.s. researchers say that could
be dangerous because female heart attack patients are also more likely to die than men of the same age. the findings appear in the journal of the american medical association. they have a hard time identifying what's going on with women. let's find out what's going on "cbs this morning." that's right. and we have gayle king who joins us now from new york city. good morning. >> good morning. we'll ask former ceo jack welch about the surge on wall street. the top threats for the economy and the one issue that republicans can use to win against president obama. and luck runs out for fast eddie. the international fugitive accused in a $1.5 million heist. the 19-year manhunt stretched from britain to missouri. you will hear from the 25-year- old woman who unraveled the mystery and she's a relative. she will tell us why she is so scared about what could happen next. we'll see you at 7:00 sharp. >> thank you. again in just about 10 minutes from now, "cbs this morning." president obama sang a rendition of let's stay
together from al green. >> this is becoming a thing. he is belting it out once again. ♪ [ music ] ♪ come on, baby don't you want to go ♪ ♪ [ music ] >> sweet home chicago ♪ >> the president sang a few bars of the old robert johnson blues standard. sweet home chicago at the urging of blues legend b.b. king. >> it was all for a pbs special celebrating blues music taped at the white house. that all-star band included buddy guy, mick jagger and everbeck. >> "american idol" next. adele's big win at the brit awards last night wasn't without controversy. the songstress flipped "the bird" after one of her acceptance speeches was cut short. she grabbed honors for best female solo artist and best album in london just a week after getting six grammys.
the gesture follows singer mia's flipping off of the bird during a super bowl halftime show with madonna that you might remember. a lot of uproar there. >> i'm not sure i like that. >> we'll see what happens with her. 6:52. a check of our top stories coming up next. >> we'll have a live report on a developing police situation in oakland. right after the break. yeah. we're here at the scene and the oakland police have blocked off several streets around telegraph avenue. coming up we'll tell you why they're here. ,,,,
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several streets are blocked off now as police search for -- welcome back. we've follow breaking news in oakland. several streets are blocked off as police search for a shooting suspects. gil diaz just arrived on scene. he says that officers have been going door to door. hi, gil. what's the latest,. >> reporter: hi, good morning. yeah. we've been hearing that officers have been going door to door in the past hour looking for an alleged shooting suspect. now, they did just reopen some of the streets here off telegraph. we're on 45th and telegraph. it's been reopened about a minute ago as well as 44th. as you can see by chopper 5, that police are still at the scene. we do not know right now if they have found the shooter or if they have called it a day. but we're trying to also confirm whether this is a suspect from an old case or this is a new shooting.
we're trying to confirm whether shots were fired at any time this morning. but it looks like the police are still here going door to door in oakland. like i said, telegraph, 44th and 55th, and 45th off telegraph have reopened. so looks like it's not as urgent as it was maybe an hour ago but cops told me that they have been here at least an hour looking for someone. so keep it right here on cbs 5 as we get the latest details for you. >> hopefully getting it urged control. thank you, gil diaz in oakland. pg&e is working on restoring power to about 130 customers in san francisco's mission district. that's after a transformer explosion sparked a fire. the fire forced the utility to shut off power to 2400 customers for at least a couple of hours. we have a live picture now to show you that the fire has been put out. the smoke is cleared. pg&e had to use its own extinguisher to knock out the flames because there was oil involved and they weren't sure about the live lines.
but again, knocked out again in the mission district. and four people were forced from their home in berkeley after an early-morning fire. when crews arrived obscene they thought a plane crashed because a plane tail was sticking out of roof. later they learned it was just a piece of art. no one was hurt in the fire. there was a firefighter treated for a minor dog bite. they are still trying to figure out what happened that caused this fire in berkeley. time for a look at our weather and traffic. it's going to be a nice day. we'll have to figure out what we're going to. >> i'm not going to take a nap this afternoon. >> air afternoon. >> you're going to be so much fun to work with tomorrow! [ laughter ] what a gorgeous afternoon. temperatures cool inland, 40s and 50s right now. reports of patchy fog in the north bay valley and high clouds overhead but by the afternoon, the temperatures really soaring today well above the average about 75 in livermore, 75 in the napa valley, about 74 in san jose. and 69 degrees in san francisco. if you can't get out and enjoy today you have another day
tomorrow as we're expecting more sunshine and temperatures well above the average on thursday. by friday, more of a sea breeze beginning to kick in. that will cool us down with patchy fog at the coast. and the weekend, much cooler temperatures, breezy conditions, those temperatures actually may head below average towards saturday and into sunday. let's check the roads now with gianna. >> thank you, lawrence. it's quite busy out there. in fact, we are getting first report of a new accident, west 80 at highway 4. it is blocking the left lane and you're seeing yellow on our sensors so traffic is building as you work your way through there. now, if you are headed west on 80 towards the bay bridge toll plaza traffic slow and go here also. in fact, the metering lights are on. it's stacked up into the maze at this point. slow and go. the incline as well. 27 minutes now from the carquinez bridge to the maze. altamont pass also sluggish 24 minutes if you are heading west 580 from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange, 680. looks like in the south bay as well, milpitas 880/237 connector stacking up so give give there, as well.
and if you are heading across the golden gate bridge, one of our bright spot right now, no delays out of marin county and you're clear into san francisco. so don't forget to buckle up. ladies? >> good advice. thank you. >> got anything embarrassing on youtube? >> anyone who makes their living on tv, there are videos everywhere. they dread this might happen. >> so glad to have you with us tonight. i'm james bates. they are ready to rock! [ chair breaks ] >> ready to fall, apparently. that was james bates of the cbs sports network. his stool collapsed on a college basketball game between xavier and day top. he wasn't seriously hurt but they were poking fun at him that he had to fall down and they were forced to stand up for the rest of the game. [ laughter ] >> that's going to be played over and over and over again. >> youtube is forever. >> forever. >> this is my big fear is this is going to happen to me on air. >> falling off the set? >> could very well. i have seen it half before. [ laughter ] ad